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February 1, 2024
March 2, 2024
North West, United Kingdom
Job Type
£35,072 - £36,918
Weekly Hours
Working Days
Job Description
Personal Specification
Training Avaliable


Purpose of the role:
WEA have an exciting opportunity for an Area Education Manager to join our Greater Manchester team.

You will get...
- A salary of £35,072 - £36,918
- Enhanced holiday entitlement (30 days, plus bank holidays);
- Agile working opportunities;
- Life insurance cover;
- Employee assistance programme;
- Cycle to work scheme;
- Eye care vouchers.

This is a fixed term post until 31 July 2024.

The Area Education Manager will have responsibility for key partnerships, identifying and growing business development opportunities in line with the strategic objectives of the WEA. They will work closely with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders including LEPs (or equivalent), local authorities, community organisations, employers and trade unions.

The scale and breadth of our curriculum offer is what makes us special. It is our most powerful and important tool in meeting the needs of our learners and the communities, regardless of starting point or educational need - We bring learning to the learner, whether it be in local trusted venues or their living room via online learning.


Key areas of responsibility:
Reporting to the Senior Area Education Manager, the Area Education Manager is responsible for empowering your team to deliver inspiring education and learning opportunities, managing strategic partnerships and external relationships, your aim will be to grow the business development opportunities in-line with the WEA strategic objectives.

At the heart of our area team, you will support and manage Education Coordinators and Tutors, engage volunteers and local branches, identify business development opportunities and develop strategic partnerships partners to allow the regional portfolio to grow and develop.


About you:
Are you passionate about lifelong learning? Join the UK's largest voluntary sector adult education provider.

As an Area Education Manager, you should have:
- A degree, or equivalent, with a teaching level 4 (level 5 specialism) and have IQA and Assessor qualifications;
- Extensive experience of working with a range of stakeholders, developing relationships and achieving mutually beneficial outcomes;
- Be an effective communicator, positive influencer with the ability to inspire your colleagues, volunteers and stakeholders;
- The ability to lead, support, mentor and coach your team to enable successful educational delivery;
- Experience in leading strategic development, delivery and quality of adult education provision;
- A strong team work ethic. We like to collaborate and support each other;
- A passion for adult education, and making a difference!

About WEA:

The WEA is the UK's largest voluntary sector provider of adult education, a charity dedicated to bringing high quality, professional education into the heart of communities.

We are working hard to create a workplace that reflects the communities we seek to serve and in which everyone feels empowered to be themselves and work together to drive positive change. We strongly encourage applicants from a diverse range of candidates and encourage everyone with the appropriate skills, experiences and potential to apply.

If you are interested in this role, please submit your application at your earliest convenience. We reserve the right to close the role early if we receive a large volume of applications.



- Enhanced holiday entitlement (30 days, plus bank holidays);
- Agile working opportunities;
- Life insurance cover;
- Employee assistance programme;
- Cycle to work scheme;
- Eye care vouchers.

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